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    Posted November 5, 2008 by
    KYBOB
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    Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
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    Obama makes history

    "NIGGER LOVER"

     

     

    I live in Northern Kentucky, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.  I spent election day doing "voter protection" work, at an Ohio precinct.  I am a 61 year-old white male.  I am a lawyer.  I have supported and campaigned for Barack Obama since he announced that he was running for President.  My car, 2004 Hummer H2, has lots of Obama-Biden stickers and magnets on it. 

     

     

    This morning, when I left my home in Ft. Mitchell, one of Northern Kentucky's most upscale neighborhoods, I found a hand-scrawled sign on the windshield of my Hummer H2.  The signs says, 'NIGGER LOVER," in big, ugly capital letters. I then discovered that one of the windows of my H2 had been broken out and that a numer of things had been stolen from my vehicle.

     

     

    My computer, a digital movie camera, and a digital still camera had been stolen.  Ironically, all those things were in my car because I had taken them with me when I went to work at the Ohio polling place so that I could record any incidents of voter abuse or efforts to keep citizens from exercising their right to vote.  There were no incidents of that type of behavior to record, so the equipment never left my truck.  When I got home last night, fairly late, I left all the gear in my truck and locked it up. 

     

     

    The only "good news" was that the thief did NOT steal my Obama T-shirt that I had left on the front seat of my Hummer.  I am saddened, especially by the ugly, hateful sign that was left on my windshield.  It tells me that although America has obviously come a long way, as evidenced by the election of President Barack Obama, we still have a long way to go. 

     

     

     

     

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